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The Faster Payments Council Seeks a New Executive Director As Kim Ford Steps Down

Mar 05, 2020

Kimberly Ford will step down as executive director of the U.S. Faster Payments Council effective May 6 after just 11 months on the job, according to sources. Ford’s resignation was confirmed by an email to members sent Friday and obtained by Digital Transactions News.

Applications for the position are being taken through Friday, according to the email and a job listing posted on, a job-placement Web site. “The Board of Directors feels it is imperative to fill this vital role quickly, therefore, over the next few weeks, we will be conducting a search to find the new Executive Director of the FPC. During this transition period, it is our priority to find the best individual to lead, while still maintaining a stable and effective organization,” the email, sent by FPC chairman Michael Bilksi, says.

By John Stewart

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